The Transylvania Times -

By Mark Todd
Staff Writer 

Coan Still Has A Love For Baseball


Coan shakes hands with then Gen. Dwight Eisenhower.

Gil Coan of Brevard can only look at the multi-million dollar contracts offered to today’s major league baseball stars and shake his head.

Coan, for whom the Brevard College baseball field is named, remembers when things were a lot different.

The most the Brevard High School graduate ever earned as a major league player two generations ago was $15,000. He got a raise one year after batting a...

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